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February 2019 Archives

Preventing commercial vehicle accidents in the hands of drivers

According to data presented at the annual Transportation Research Board gathering for 2019, the numbers of fatal crashes involving tractor-trailers has continued to climb. This includes commercial vehicle accidents that resulted in the deaths of other victims, not just the tractor's occupants. While the number of fatalities was not broken down by state, there have been numerous Arizona travelers who have been victims of these horrific crashes.

Common causes of car accidents

A car accident can happen for any number of reasons. A tire can blow out and cause a driver to lose control. An animal might run into the street and cause a driver to swerve into another object. Or, a motorist might be texting and driving and not notice that traffic is coming to a stop. These are just a few examples of a long list of actions that might cause a collision.

Some families may file medical malpractice re nursing home deaths

The realization that a loved one requires full-time nursing care is often difficult one for families. They typically look for a nursing home that can provide the care and supervision their loved one requires. Sadly, when these facilities fail to meet their obligations, Arizona families may have recourse to file a medical malpractice claim in an effort to seek justice for their loved one.

Some BMWs a fire risk, may lead to auto product liability claims

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a federal agency responsible for keeping people safe on the nation's roadways. Some say it's not doing it's job, at least with respect to a problem with certain makes and models of BMWs. Over 90 complaints have been filed with the agency, saying that the luxury vehicles burst into flames spontaneously. Reportedly, the NHTSA has not yet opened a formal investigation. In Arizona and across the country, this may lead accident victims to pursue auto product liability claims for monetary damages.

Birth injuries lead to many medical malpractice claims

Due to the narrowness of a baby's passage into the world, injuries during the birth process are not uncommon, especially for those who are born at an advanced gestational age and a substantial weight. However, most injuries to newborns are preventable. It is, therefore, not surprising that a significant number of medical malpractice lawsuits that go through civil courts in Arizona and other states involve birth injuries.

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